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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree

An Accredited BSN Program in Texas

The BSN program at the University of Texas Permian Basin prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical settings and provides the necessary foundation for masters and doctoral degrees in nursing. The nursing curriculum is both theoretical and practical. Students are prepared to problem-solve, based on evidence and research, while including the patient as the main source of information. Strong clinical experiences are provided in the community and regional healthcare facilities and in the use of technology in UTPB's state of the art Nursing Simulation Center.

The faculty is committed to preparing graduates that are caring, scholarly and imaginative to coordinate and provide care in a variety of complex healthcare settings. Graduates of the BSN program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). 

Careers for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A degree in Nursing will set you on the path for many career opportunities, including:

  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
  • Physician’s Office Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • School Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Traveling Nurse

Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete 69 semester credit hours before being admitted into the Nursing Program.
  • Students must earn a B or better in all Math or Science lower level courses.
  • All other lower level courses must be completed with a C or better grade, including: general education core, nursing pre-requisites and electives.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete 54 semester credit hours of upper-level nursing courses.
  • Students must be admitted into the Nursing Program before enrolling for upper-level courses.

Bachelor of Science of Nursing Degree Map 

How to be admitted

Application to The University of Texas Permian Basin’s School of Nursing is a two-step process. First, please apply to The University of Texas Permian Basin at Upon acceptance to UT Permian Basin, declare pre-nursing as your major.

Second, complete and submit the School of Nursing ApplicationApplications may be mailed  or physically delivered to the University. The mailing address is:

UT Permian Basin School of Nursing
Attn: Admissions Committee
4901 E. University Blvd. #MB3156
Odessa, TX 79762

If submitting the application in person, please place it in the orange drop box located at UT Permian Basin MESA Building, 3rd floor, MB 3156.

The UT Permian Basin School of Nursing Admission Criteria has changed for 2022. Candidates need to have a cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher. If you are transferring in credits from other colleges or universities, please include transcripts from each one that you attended, UT Permian Basin. 

At this time, the TEAS test, reference letters, and essay are not required to apply to the UT Permian Basin School of Nursing.

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